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Science Oct 25Fact or fiction: Do redheads feel more pain?
Redheads are rumored feel more pain and need more painkillers than their blonde and brown-haired cousins, but the science itself is murky.
Arts Oct 20California’s ban on bikes in swimming pools – and other strange laws on the books
Photographer Olivia Locher's latest project, “I Fought the Law,” chronicles the bizarre and obscure laws that have made their way into America’s state and local legislation.
Science Oct 17Apollo 11’s capsule went to the moon. Here’s how the Smithsonian prepares it for a shorter trip
The Smithsonian Institution is prepping the 9,000-pound capsule used during Apollo 11 for a two-year road trip.
Science Oct 11Why MacArthur ‘genius’ Kate Orff says designing for nature can protect our cities
Twenty-five years ago, Kate Orff didn’t know what landscape architecture was. Today, her approach to promoting the environment in urban design earned her a 2017 MacArthur “Genius” grant.
Science Oct 09How a brain gets hooked on opioids
Here is the neuroscience behind how opioids overtake the human brain.
Science Sep 14Let Cassini live forever with these desktop and smartphone wallpapers
After 20 years and 5 billion miles traveled, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft will plummet Friday into Saturn, but you can keep the mission alive with these NewsHour-crafted backgrounds for your computers and smartphones.
Science Sep 01New satellite photos reveal extent of Harvey flooding in Houston
As Harvey’s rains push northwards into Kentucky and the nation's northeast corridor, new photos reveal the extent of flooding the record-breaking storm left behind in the Houston region.
Arts Aug 29360-video: An up-close view of a miniature world’s tiny tourist destinations
Gulliver’s Gate -- an elaborate, miniature world just two blocks from New York City’s Times Square -- features 300 scenes from around the world scaled down to one-87th their real life proportions.
Science Aug 21These photographs capture the eclipse as it crosses the continental U.S.
For the first time in nearly a century, a total solar eclipse is casting a shadow from coast to coast and plunging millions of eager onlookers into temporary darkness. From the “first kiss” in Lincoln Beach, Oregon, to the final…
Science Aug 175 things you should remember as you prepare for the great solar eclipse
If you plan to join the 5,000-year-old tradition of eclipse watching next Monday, here are five things you need to remember.